Even after being acquired by Facebook just a couple of weeks back, the most popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is still running the high end operations in its shelter. Now the recent information coming from the International Mobile World Congress reportedly says that the company is already planning to come up with voice call features soon.
With more than 450 million users from which around 320 million are active per month, it surely is a much louder instant messaging app compared to other rivals. However, this is not because of the messaging app's complex features but its simplicity is worth the attention. Now if the voice call feature gets attached with the app, you can probably imagine the attack on Skype or even Google Hangouts. And anyway, the app will be leaving the BBM app far behind.
Moreover, during his keynote address at the MWC event today, WhatsApp's CEO Jan Koum revealed a new direction the company planned on taking by introducing voice calls on the service in Q2, 2014. He also said that the app had crossed over 465 million monthly active users globally. This is a 15 million rise in just about four days when it was acquired by Facebook.
Just a few days back, reports online also surfaced stating that soon WhatsApp would be releasing an update which would enhance the security features in the app. That is also yet to materialize.